Is Trump the clear leader of the GOP? Seems like it.
Primary cycles are not considered in nationwide polls, but if we take a pulse of the entire country, it becomes evident that former President Donald Trump is the clear favorite to secure the Republican nomination next year.
According to the most recent Rasmussen Reports poll, which was released this week, Trump enjoys a commanding 57% support. In contrast, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is the only other candidate in the double digits, trailing far behind at 13%, a considerable 44 points gap.
According to Newsmax, these numbers represent the largest lead recorded in RealClear Politics’ polling average, where Trump maintains an impressive 34.4 percentage point advantage over DeSantis and the other candidates. Furthermore, the trend is pointing upwards, as the last three polls all show Trump’s lead extending beyond 40 points.
Even though DeSantis performs relatively well in the Quinnipiac University (25%) and Yahoo! News polls (23%), he still lags significantly behind Trump by 29 and 25 points, respectively.
Here are the detailed Rasmussen Reports results:
- Trump: 57%
- DeSantis: 13%
- Former Vice President Mike Pence: 5%
- Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie: 5%
- Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.: 4%
- Former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley: 4%
- Former Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson: 4%
- Entrepreneur Vivek Ramaswamy: 3%
The Rasmussen Reports conducted the survey from July 18 to July 20, interviewing 1,031 likely U.S. voters. The results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points.